Posted Saturday, Jan 7, 2017
Important Reminder- Tuesday Early Dismissal from January 2017
Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onward both the Primary and Middle school will be dismissed at 14:30 on Tuesdays to facilitate staff meetings and professional development as a school. SFO will continue to be offered until 16:30 on Tuesdays.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
Introducing the Skagerak Builder Club!
Starting Friday January 6th, students in PY1-4 are invited to join the Skagerak Builder Club. This club is for students looking to find their inner architect to design, create and build in a fun setting. Materials will be supplied by within the club and include Lego, Zoob's, Playdough, Re-cycled materials and much more. This club will be meeting weekly in the PY1 classroom from 1315-1345 during the second break. Please look for posters around the school, listen for morning announcements or ask Torren in PY4 for more details. Come along and build the future!
Posted Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
Bottle drive 4-13 January
Drop off all refundable cans and bottles to the front reception in the Primary/Middle school building, and help us contribute to 'Doctors without Borders'. Last day for delivery is Friday 13 January. Thank you for your support!
Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2016
Fun from the paper airplane club
For Kindergarten to PY4 students. Thank you tothe Middle school media group for creating the video.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Holiday greetings from the principal
Dear Skagerak Parents,
Here we are in the month of December! The school year is now more than 1/3 of the way through, and shortly 2016 will come to a busy end here at Skagerak. Before the school disperses across the globe, Norway or stays to enjoy beautiful Sandefjord; I thought I would give an overview of the upcoming important dates and other information before we start our holiday. As always, if you have any questions or require more information about the events below, please contact the school.
Holiday show on Thursday December 8th, 6 pm to 8pm
Ms. Martinsen and the Primary students and staff have been hard at work on this years' Winter Performance Primary production. The show will be from 6 pm to 8pm in the High School auditorium followed by Christmas carols organized by the Parent Council, including a visit from a special guest. Children are to meet up from at 5:30 pm.
Ugly Sweater Day on Thursday December 8th
Thursday December 8th is also the Annual Ugly Sweater day in the Middle school with everyone encouraged to wear their most hideous sweater. Always a good laugh!
Radio CAS movie night Friday December 9th
The Middle School Radio Service and Action group is hosting a Christmas Movie video evening on Friday December 9th with movies catering to Primary and Middle School students. More information can be found on the classroom blogs.
Lunchtime dismissal on the last day of school Tuesday December 13th
A reminder that the last day before the December holiday is a half day with students being dismissed at 12:00 in the Primary school and 12:15 in the Middle School.
Holiday office hours
The school administration will be open 10 am to 2 pm 14- 21 December and will then close for holidays. The office reopens Monday 2 January.
Wednesday January 4th school starts
School resumes with normal times from Wednesday January 4th.
Early dismissal on Tuesdays from January 2017
Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onwards both the Primary and Middle school will be dismissed at 14:30 on Tuesdays to facilitate staff meetings and professional development as a school. SFO will continue to be offered until 16:30 on Tuesdays.
Lost and found
Every year an expansive collection of Lost and Found items are collected in the Primary and Middle school. These items are displayed in the front hallway of the red building until next week. Please take an opportunity to peruse the items. All remaining items will be donated to charity on December 14th.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their continued support from August 15th. (which seems so far away!) Skagerak is truly a community and it is at this time of year that it really shows, in the hallways, classrooms and in the students faces. The 2017 school year will bring new learning experiences, new challenges and new fun. I look forward to what lies ahead for us as at Skagerak!
I hope to see as many parents as possible at the Primary winter performance or before the break begins next Wednesday, but if not I wish you all Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness during this Holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Kind regards, James Tester
Posted Friday, Dec 2, 2016
Cozy Winter Friday, 9 December
Wear your pyjamas and cuddle up with a hot chocolate to celebrate winter. Only kr 30 for hot chocolate with marshmallows and gingerbread. On Friday, 9 December.
Organised by Student Council
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
There will no after school homework asistance offered the first two weeks in December 2016. Homework club is cancelled Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December. Further, school is dismissed at 12 noon on Tuesday 13 December. Sarah Sunde looks forward to seeing the students again in January!
In need of a babysitter during the holidays or any other time? Please contact our SFO supervisor Carol King for a list of names and contact numbers, firstname.lastname@example.org. She has a network of very capable high school students willing to help out whether it is babysitting, snow shovelling, cleaning etc.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Winter performance, 8 December 6 pm
This year's winter performance centers around the theme Snow and Ice. We have visions of icicles, snowflakes, polar bears, snowballs and more. The classes will be presenting songs, poems, dances and two short stories. After the performance, we gather in the cafeteria for coffee and cake while the children dance around the Christmas tree. There is a rumour about a visit of a certain 'man in red'.....
This year the Kenya CAS group will be selling coffee and cakes. The aim of this CAS activity is to raise money and awareness for a primary school in Kenya. They have established a partnership with a primary school in Rongai, Kenya and help support the school in developing a good, safe environment for learning. The Parent Council will be holding a raffle as well, so please remember to take some small change.
Come and join the celebration!
Posted Friday, Nov 25, 2016
Christmas Movie Night for PY3-6 and MY1-4 students
Posted Friday, Nov 18, 2016
Posted Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
A bite of China - 15 November 4 pm
Marco Polo CAS fundraising function, inviting all parents and students across Skagerak.
Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016
Cultural Diversity Day 2016
Enjoy this year's video with reflections from both students and staff.
Posted Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Full school Assembly
The Primary School has assembly on Friday; October 21st at 2pm in Lars Ask auditorium. Parents are welcome. It will be featuring PY5 with a contribution also by PY2. We hope to see you there!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Lost and Found
Please come and have a look at the lost and found articles that have accumulated this year. These items are in the Lost & Found cupboard by the reception, but will be moved next week to the front entrance of the school for both parents and students to view and collect any belongings. Anything left after school on Thursday 27 October will be donated to a local charity.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Winter Equipment Sale - Sunday 23 October 10:00-12:30
Winter gear too small? Snow is just round the corner ...come to Skagerak and find a bargain/get a good price for your outgrown skis, skates, goggles and snowgear. All you need to do is reserve a ticket from the Mercy Ships group for a sales pitch (kr 100) - then the rest of the profit is yours to keep.
Email email@example.com to reserve your pitch. Set up from 9:30, doors open for sales at 10:00.
Any unsold items need to be taken home when you leave please - thank you.
Posted Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Skagerak International School will be holding Student/Parent/Teacher conferences for the first term on Monday 17 October and Tuesday 19 October. The focus of these meetings so early in the year is to set goals for the coming academic year and start a conversation about how to succeed in the months to come. Therefore, the students are asked to come to this meeting to discuss these future goals. It is important that parents sign up for a session with your child's homeroom and specialist teachers and any of their specialist teachers as well.
Please see the separate parent email that was sent to each class with instructions and internet link for signing up. Any questions may be directed to Tony Egan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
Fantasy Night 2016
Skagerak Parent Council once again hosts the popular annual Fantasy Night, featuring fun activities, pumpkin carving, costume contest and more! Entrance fee is kr 100. Join the fun!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Program for the day
|13: - 13:30||Opening assembly||Lars Ask Auditorium|
|13:30 - 14:15 ||Rotation 1:|
Nordic Languages Region
Middle Eastern and African Laguages Region
Møterom and Sigma
Infolab and Upsilon
|14:15 -15:00||Rotation 2:|
German, French and Italian Region
|15:00 - 15:45||Rotation 3:|
Indian and Asian Languages Region
European Languages Region
Spanish and Portugues Region
Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
The Spanish Club is Back! El club Español Está de Vuelta!
The Skagerak Spanish Club is back starting week #39. The club will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 15:15-16:00 in the PY4 classroom. This club will once again be led by Ms Cristina Comino and is open to students PY3 and above of all levels.
Posted Monday, Sep 12, 2016
After school clubs 2016-17
Once again we are offering our students a variety of our after school activities - join us now!
Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students starts Tuesday September 20 and will be held on Tuesdays in the PY1 classroom and Wednesday in the PY3 classroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Sarah Sunde will be leading the homework club this year.
The Math Club, lead by our principal Mr Tester will be held in room 400 (the Middle school Math room) on Mondays from 3:15 to 4 pm. The first day is Monday September 19.
Our popular Chess Club is back and will be run by Mr Thompson in the PY6 classroom on Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm. Start up date is Thursday September 22.
This year interested students can learn Arabic on Tuesday in the PY2 classroom from 3 to 4 pm. This club is run by a parent and has a small fee. Please contact Mr Tester for more information.
New this year, for Middle school students only, is the lunch time science support group held by Mr Decelles on Mondays from 12:15 to 1 pm in the Middle science classroom, starting Monday September 19.
Posted Friday, Sep 9, 2016
Kindergarten and Primary school photos are scheduled for Wednesday 14 September. Portraits and class photos will be taken. Come with your biggest smile!
Posted Monday, Aug 29, 2016
Curriculum evening schedule, 1 September 2016
Posted Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Posted Saturday, Aug 13, 2016
Coffee with the Principal
Every week commencing August 16th, KG, PYP and MYP Principal James Tester will be hosting a coffee morning for any interested parents. These meetings are informal and will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the subject areas their children are studying and to ask any questions. Coffee mornings will take place every Tuesday from 0830-0930 and are held in the High school cafeteria.(Please note coffee may not look as good as pictured!)
Posted Friday, Aug 12, 2016
Dear Skagerak Kindergarten and Primary Parents,
Welcome back! I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. The kindergarten and primary school begins Monday, 15th of August, at 8:45am. You are welcome to arrive at 8:30am and meet the kindergarten and primary staff. We will all gather outside in front of the school. Please remember that the first day of school is a full day this year and students will arrive at 8:45 and be dismissed at 3pm. There is afternoon SFO until 4:30 on Monday with Ms Carol for those who need it. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if they will be attending SFO on the first day. Morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at 7:30am. If you have any questions about the start-up times and schedule, please do not hesitate to ask.
Below you will find the list of classroom teachers for the 2016/2017 school year.
Kindergarten Ms Daniela Allen
PY1 Ms Tracey Leys
PY2 Ms Andrea Helgesen / Ms Margaret Goodnow
PY3 Ms Lesley Schäfer / Ms Cortina Nystad
PY4 Mr Reuben Siebenga
PY5 Ms Emma Johansen
PY6 Ms Blythe Siddall
For the first day, your child should bring a snack, lunch, a water bottle, pencils, erasers, indoor shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. If your child is attending afternoon SFO, they will need an additional snack for the late afternoon. Homeroom teachers will be sending additional information and necessary school start-up forms home with students on the first day of school, including medical information and permission forms.
Once again this year, all school information will be electronic and regularly added to our website, and any update notifications will be sent to the parent emails.
We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces next week.
James Tester, principal
Posted Sunday, Jun 12, 2016
June 16th, Thursday- Talent Assembly 1:30-3:00
Parents are invited to join our end of year talent assembly. Each primary year level ,including Kindergarten, will present a classroom talent for our closing assembly.
Please check the Lost and Found
Every year on the last day of school we make a sizeable donation to charity with all the unclaimed lost and found clothing. For the last week of school, lost and found items will be displayed on a table right inside the main entrance- please have a look before all is donated.
All student cubbies and coat hooks must be free of clothing by the end of the school day on Friday.
June 17th- Last day of school (12pm dismissal, no SFO)
August 15th, Monday, 8:45- The new academic year begins!
Have a fantastic summer holiday!
Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016
1st Annual Skagerak International School Chess Tournament
Congratulations to Lykke-Merlot Helliesen of PY2 who captured first place in the inaugural Skagerak Chess tournament held. A great time was had by all parents and participants and there are exciting plans already in place for future tournaments. Congratulations to future PY6 Olav Hjorthaug for capturing second place and also a very special thank you to Volha Dziamidchk, PY3 parent, for organizing this fantastic event and Reidar Helliesen for the pictures. A great end to the week!
Posted Monday, May 30, 2016
Dates to remember
June 1st, Wednesday – Activity Day (outside all day at Knattholmen)
Scholastic Book orders due
June 6th, and 7th – PY6 Middle school transition days
June 8th, - Lifewalk 5:00 Badeparken
June 16th, - Talent Assembly 1:30-3:00
June 17th, - Last day of school, 12:00 dismissal (no SFO)
Posted Friday, May 27, 2016